INSPIRE 2015-16 closeout

This summer closed out our third year and I am excited to share that this was busiest year connecting students to career experiences.  

In November we shared three strategic goals to move INSPIRE forward through 2018.  Below are the past year's accomplishments of the strategic goals.

  1. Become the principle connection and communication tool for businesses to the K-12 schools.
    1. Established and executed a Facebook page and social media plan to highlight member businesses.
    2. Developed toolkits: Job Shadow and Company Tour
    3. Developed resource materials for prospective Career Coaches
    4. Hosted best practice sharing session for all members
  2. Become indispensable to the schools to create and sustain academic and career plans.
    1. Hosted six training sessions with new school members on how to use INSPIRE with students.
    2. Developed student job shadow toolkit.
    3. Hosted best practice sharing session of career planning with school counselors in April and August
    4. Established regular social media posts to highlight the activities students and schools conduct during the year.
  3. Increase the usage of the INSPIRE Platform by schools, businesses and families.
    1. Met with 12 businesses to update and review company profile on INSPIRE.
    2. Held 5 lunch-n-learns with INSPIRE members to increase awareness at local companies.
    3. Review and track usage statistics.  See results below:
The new company tour toolkit is available in your career coach dashboard. Features of this toolkit include:
1. Checklist to host tours
2. Sample agenda
3. Tips for hosting a successful tour

Click on the toolkit image to view the document.  Or log into your partner portal and you can access this under the resources section.  

Log into your partner portal here:

Workforce Development Summit
September 29th at Lakeshore Technical College
Business, education, and community leaders met last September to discuss and assess Sheboygan County's workforce development efforts. Together, we identified our community's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.  

This event is a Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce event held in partnership with SHRM at LTC. You can take a deep dive of resources, talent attraction development initiatives through breakout sessions.

Our mission this year is to (1) continue this important conversation about how we can attract, retain and develop Sheboygan County's future workforce, and (2)explore local/state initiatives and resources that address our community's priority workforce issues identified in the SWOT.

Register for the event here:
INSPIRE to present at National Conference
INSPIRE Sheboygan County was invited to present at an expense paid trip at the National Association for Career and Technical Education Conference in November. 
INSPIRE Sheboygan County will serve on a panel featuring national leaders in career education and workforce development. The panelists will share examples of successful and replicable models of whole-system engagement in career and graduation planning.
Other panelists include Bill Symonds, author of Pathways to Prosperity;  Scott Solberg, Research Lead at Boston University;  Tiffany Sanderson, State CTE Director in South Dakota; and Wes Andrews, Yelm High School.
Looking Forward 2016-17
As we look forward to the next year, I will continue to execute the strategic plan.  The metrics listed below are the key performance indicators that ensure lasting success of INSPIRE Sheboygan County.  
  1. Increase the number of work-based learning activity requests
  2. Increase the number of businesses participating 
  3. Increase the number of career coaches in high demand careers
  4. Increase the number of juniors and seniors with saved careers
These indicators will be shared regularly with our members to track our progress.  
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